This also makes a great savory spread for bread.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place turkey bacon, onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook until the onions are transparent. Turn the heat to low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the onions have caramelized to a deep brown, about 1 hour.

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  • Pour in the beans, and mash roughly with a potato masher. Pour in 1 cup of chicken stock and bring to a simmer; simmer about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, adding more chicken stock as needed to achieve desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in cilantro just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

170.3 calories; 10.5 g protein; 22.5 g carbohydrates; 18.9 mg cholesterol; 1264.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I used organic black beans and organic chicken broth in this recipe. I didn't need to wait an hour for my onions to caramelize mine were good to go in about 20 minutes. I always drain and rinse my beans--because I do this I knew to add just a little more chicken broth. This is one of the BEST refried beans we've ever had. After tasting it I regretted right away not making double. Luscious is right. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2012
From the rave reviews I somehow thought the turkey bacon was going to be okay in this. It tasted like I had added chunks of bologne to my beans. Yuck. I'll be looking for a different recipe. Read More
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I used organic black beans and organic chicken broth in this recipe. I didn't need to wait an hour for my onions to caramelize mine were good to go in about 20 minutes. I always drain and rinse my beans--because I do this I knew to add just a little more chicken broth. This is one of the BEST refried beans we've ever had. After tasting it I regretted right away not making double. Luscious is right. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I used organic black beans and organic chicken broth in this recipe. I didn't need to wait an hour for my onions to caramelize mine were good to go in about 20 minutes. I always drain and rinse my beans--because I do this I knew to add just a little more chicken broth. This is one of the BEST refried beans we've ever had. After tasting it I regretted right away not making double. Luscious is right. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
This is one awesome recipe! There are only a couple of things I changed here; first I cooked the bacon and onions in a little bit of olive oil with a pinch of sugar and put in about triple the garlic. Also I didn't add the cilantro at the end because it tasted perfect without it. And it only took me about an hour from start to finish. This is a recipe I'll be making often. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
I needed to use up some bacon I had around so I used regular bacon instead of turkey bacon but the recipe was DELICIOUS! The flavors in the beans were great. I made it as a side dish for enchiladas and spanish rice and it was a perfect complement. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2006
It was delicious and went very well w the salmon I made from here. Both I and my friend enjoyed the flavor immensely and its low fat.... Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2010
Absolutely delicious! I used regular bacon just because hubby likes it better. After trying this I don't think I'll ever buy canned refried beans again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2012
These beans were good - but..... I was skeptical about the bacon in refried beans. I should have followed my instincts. Maybe I shouldn't have followed a few reviewers advice and added in the cooked bacon at the end of cooking.It added a very strange texture that did not go well with refried beans. I tasted it before I put the bacon in and loved it - would have given it 5 stars. It was similar to the beans you can get in many authentic mexican restaraunts. It also took considerably longer to cook than stated. Once adding in the chicken stock it took a little over 2 hours. So that was 3 hours total for a side dish. However the time issues didn't bother me as much as adding in the bacon ruined the dish. Perhaps putting the bacon in at the beginning of the cooking process would have changed the end result. But bacon in this dish is not needed. The cilantro is a must. I have made this dish several more times with out the bacon - 5 stars for sure. I always double the recipe and use the leftovers later in other dishes. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2008
Wonderful taste! I rinsed the beans first and omitted the salt. Even with doing this I found it tasted fine. I also added a bit of cumin. I will make this many many more times I am sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2007
I followed the recipe exactly except I forgot to buy fresh cilantro so I added a few tablespoons of dried instead. I really liked this recipe the bacon gave it some great flavor (but in the future I'll follow the advise of a another user and add the bacon last so its crispy). Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
The only thing I changed was to use real bacon as opposed to turkey bacon. The recipe was delicious and recived compliments from everyone at the dinner party! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2012
From the rave reviews I somehow thought the turkey bacon was going to be okay in this. It tasted like I had added chunks of bologne to my beans. Yuck. I'll be looking for a different recipe. Read More